California must establish drinking water standards

Global Times-Agencies | 2013-8-8 By Agencies – Global Times A court ruling required California to set a standard to protect millions of residents from unsafe levels of a carcinogen in the state’s drinking water by the end of August. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Evelio Grillo sided late last month with two environmental groups in … Continue reading “California must establish drinking water standards”

Report Finds “Probably Carcinogenic” Chemicals in All Municipal Water Samples Tested

August 21, 2013 By Dr. Mercola The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has once again released a report that should grab your attention. After analyzing water samples from 201 municipal water systems from 43 states, EWG found chemicals considered “probable human carcinogens” in every single water system they tested. The watchdog organization wants the government to … Continue reading “Report Finds “Probably Carcinogenic” Chemicals in All Municipal Water Samples Tested”

U.S. Groundwater Consumption Accelerating

May 27, 2013 Aquifers across the United States are being drawn down at an increasing pace, finds a new study released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. The report, “Groundwater Depletion in the United States (1900-2008),” evaluates long-term cumulative depletion volumes in 40 separate aquifers in the United States, bringing together information from previous studies … Continue reading “U.S. Groundwater Consumption Accelerating”

“California Water Rights Atlas” Opens to Public:

Empowers Citizens, Unlocks Information, Improves Water Management SACRAMENTO, CA – Former Brown Administration Resources Secretary Huey Johnson, president of the Resource Renewal Institute, today unveiled the first-ever public “California Water Rights Atlas.” This online tool enables citizens, policymakers, media and others to view thousands of current California water rights claims. RRI is a nonprofit, public … Continue reading ““California Water Rights Atlas” Opens to Public:”

Drop in U.S. Underground Water Levels has Accelerated: USGS

May 20 2013 Environment Correspondent Deborah Zabarenko From environmentalhealthnews.org WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday. … Continue reading “Drop in U.S. Underground Water Levels has Accelerated: USGS”

Help Stop Fracking in California

It’s time to halt fracking in California, and current legislation is getting us one step closer to that goal. Fracking is a dangerous, rapidly spreading oil and gas extraction technique that threatens our water, air, wildlife, climate and public health. Despite the grave risks, California oil and gas regulators don’t require companies to report when … Continue reading “Help Stop Fracking in California”

Ban Fracking Event in San Francisco, May 30, Noon

CALIFORNIANS AGAINST FRACKING COALITION LAUNCH Help make history with the Center when we join in launching Californians Against Fracking, a statewide coalition working to ban fracking in California. Fracking poses a direct and immediate threat to California’s drinking water, air, food, health, wildlife, climate and economy. While the state prides itself on being a leader … Continue reading “Ban Fracking Event in San Francisco, May 30, Noon”

Actions on Anti-fracking in Monterrey

Dear Activists and Stewards of our land, Whatever your skills and interests are, there is some way to put them to use for the earth.  Thank you for caring about this planet and wanting to use your energy for saving the land you love. This is a very important time for the anti fracking movement … Continue reading “Actions on Anti-fracking in Monterrey”

CRWFS Releases New Report on Water: From Storage to Retention

November 2012 On November 13, 2012, the California Roundtable on Water and Food Supply released its latest report, From Storage to Retention: Expanding California’s Options for Meeting Its Water Needs. The report builds on earlier work focused on agricultural water stewardship, and argues for an expansion of approaches to storing water that increase supply reliability … Continue reading “CRWFS Releases New Report on Water: From Storage to Retention”

Update on the National Water Census by USGS

April 4, 2013 WASHINGTON, DC – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report to Congress on the progress of the National Water Census, which is being developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help the nation address its critical water needs. “This update to the National Water Census—the first since 1978—will … Continue reading “Update on the National Water Census by USGS”